The Washington Capitals got whipped something mighty by the Carolina Hurricanes. The first postseason game Raleigh has seen in a decade was a one-sided beatdown, though maybe that’s not a good choice of words.
Warren Foegele gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the series with a slow-dribbler, the lone goal of the first period. He struck again in the second period as a Final Destination-quality series of mishaps befell Caps defenders. Dougie Hamilton’s power-play point shot gave the Canes a three-goal lead, which he added to with another goal in the third period. Things got goofier in the third period, and Brock McGinn made it a fiver.
Canes beat Caps 5-0. Caps lead the series 2-1.